Meek - whose real name is Robert Williams - was arrested twice, once for a fight at St. Louis airport, and for reckless driving in New York City, which broke the conditions of his probation.
Other stars from the entertainment industry rallied in support of Meek Mill while simultaneously criticising the legal system which is seeing him return behind bars. Jay also spoke out against Meek's sentencing in a lengthy Facebook post late Monday night (Nov. 7).
Meek has been on probation since 2009 for a drug and gun case.
A Philly judge sentenced the popular rapper to 2 to 4 years in prison for violating probation in the almost decade-old case.
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The report said the sentence triggered audible gasps, with prosecutors not having recommended any prison time. Interestingly, in his statement to the judge who sentenced him, the Philly rapper revealed he was battling a Percocet addiction.
Following the ruling and Meek being handcuffed, his attorney Joe Tacopina told Billboard that Meek's camp feels his punishment was unjust.
"I'm human. I'm not flawless", Mill said to Brinkley in court on Monday, according to a report from Philly.com. He's 30 now, he's been on probation for 11 years. "But this judge, excoriated both of them, challenged their credibility and overrode both law enforcement agencies recommendations and went from zero to two to four years, which shows that she clearly had a personal vendetta against this guy", Tacopina said.
In his mugshot from the state prison in Graterford, Montgomery County, Mill is seen in a yellow prison outfit, staring straight at the camera. However, this history and her awareness of his celebrity is why his lawyer says things were unfair and handled inappropriately. In 2016, he was placed under house arrest for 90 days after violating travel restrictions.